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Issue 102 / Week 45 / 2022

This is a hand-picked selection of last week's content from a keyboard enthusiast's perspective. Posts that may teach you something, make you think and contribute to the common knowledge of the DIY builder community.

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There are 14 entries in this issue:

Editorial

Behind the Scenes of Issue 102

Anniversary giveaway, Key Comp in the mailbox, new vendors, discounts, meetups.


Projects

Pica40 v2

Evgenii Vilkov's Pica40 v2 is a wired/wireless split with splay and XIAO MCUs.


Remnant

Remnant is a 58-key split, concave 3D keyboard announced by ergohaven's atlantesque. Hotswap, per key RGB, and prebuilt.


Feather 40

Feather 40 by Mangokitty27. A 40% Alice board with KiCad files.


Batreeq

Batreeq: A 30-key pseudosplit keyboard by AlSaMoMo – with a trackball and scroll ring.


Borne V1

Synthetic00 has introduced Borne, this cute wireless split which is low profile and open-source.


Gneiss01 keyboard

Gneiss01 is an interesting keyboard project by LeverMind2112 – involving clay, 3D scanning and printing.


ScottoLong

The ScottoLong is the newest handwired keyboard by Joe_Scotto, this time an ortho with 7u spacebar.


Schrodinger

Despite its appearance, the Schrodinger by SouthPawEngineer is logically a monoblock keyboard: sporting a single XIAO.


Tips & Tricks

EMA profile

The EMA keycap profile is an in-house development by IDOBAO. A sculpted, spherical profile.


Scylla/Charybdis tenting

Scylla/Charybdis adjustable tenting stand shared by gdeLopata.


New Piantor case

New 3D-printed low-profile Piantor case shared by leo_beekeeb.


Keyboard Spotting

NEC M-System

The NEC M-System was a Japanese input method and a series of word processor keyboards introduced in 1983. Posted by wj-zhe.


Sakhr AX-170

The Sakhr AX-170 is a Z80-based MSX compatible computer from the '80s – posted by gymleader_brock.


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